[Klug-general] openssh or what?

nic dan dungeons88 at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 15 13:55:48 UTC 2012

Sorry Mike, not a detailed howto, just a pointer....
Have a look at XRDP, it's reportedly faster/better than NX server

There is this howto, however


Aitch :)

> Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:15:42 +0000
> From: michael.rentell at ntlworld.com
> To: kent at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Subject: [Klug-general] openssh or what?
> I have recently contracted something nasty which prevents my sitting 
> comfortably at my primary PC. I have to use a limited-spec laptop over 
> the domestic wi-fi network for emailing etc and staying in touch. My 
> domestic network consists of two well-specced PCs called 'mainframe' and 
> 'backup' connected together via an Ethernet cable, plus 'laptop' 
> connected via the wi-fi facility on the router. 'Backup' has shared 
> files via samba etc so that the entire content of 'mainframe' can be 
> dumped to it. 'Laptop' can also see those shared backup files. That 
> seems to work.
> What I want to do now is use 'mainframe' with its extended facilities, 
> including VirtualBox, but from 'laptop'. I am pretty sure this is 
> possible under Linux. 'Mainframe' has the latest Ubuntu with Unity, 
> 'backup' has up-to-date PCLinuxOS and 'laptop' is running LXDE although 
> I'm not sure whose. Currently the only shared facility is cups which 
> works fine using 'mainframe' as the printer server. That more or less 
> installed itself.
> Can someone kindly point me at an idiots guide where I can read up on 
> how to achieve what I want to do. I've read the wikipedia article on 
> openssh and that seems to be the way to go although do I need all that 
> encryption when I am sheltered behind a router which is a pretty good 
> firewall? There are no problems with internal security as I'm the only 
> user in the house and the wi-fi link is encrypted with WPA-PSK.
> It would be nice to sit here in my armchair with my laptop just feeding 
> the keyboard and mouse clicks to 'mainframe' and seeing that PC's screen 
> on my laptop. I'm happy to do a lot of reading but I don't want to 
> re-invent the wheel neither do I want to over-complicate things with 
> lots of encryption if that isn't necessary.
> Er when I said 'idiots guide' I meant it :-[ . Many thanks in advice.
> MikeR
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